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Family Holidays at Murex Manado

Family holidays at Murex Manado combine the perfect mix of adventure, fun, discovery and relaxation. We offer a range of family activities to enjoy together as well as a safe and family friendly environment where kids can feel at home without being bored – giving parents some well deserved down time. Two generations of the owners’ families have played at the resort, learnt to swim, snorkel & dive – and have given us insight into the needs of families first hand. We aim to bring the happiness that they have experienced here to every family who chooses to stay with us.

Family holiday Murex

One of the highlights of a North Sulawesi family holiday is the phenomenal underwater environment of rich corals reefs and abundant fish. Snorkeling and diving as a family is more than just seeing the marine life though – it’s an experience which can be shared by all ages and you’ll create memories which last a lifetime. You’ll be amazed what you learn about each other and the camaraderie you’ll develop while having fun and being active.

(If you are not certified divers, you can try diving while you are here OR you can take a certification course together!)

Our resort staff are all from the local area and Indonesian’s love children. If you have toddlers or babies who are too young to enjoy a morning on the boat our staff will happily babysit so you can enjoy worry free time out on the water. For older children who don’t like boat rides we have a stunning house reef which is just a step off the beach. They can swim and snorkel in the ocean at any time in shallow water and under the supervision of a snorkeling guide.


Family snorkeling on around Bunaken Island

For children of all ages – and adults, we have a large multi-level swimming pool which is a great place for splashing around and playing. If you’d prefer to relax and soak up the sun, the pool area has also has sun-loungers and towels.

Murex Manado is set on the sea front in tropical water gardens which children can explore freely. They can also play on the beach, swing on the rope swing or try out paddle boarding in front of the resort.

Murex family beach holiday

Kids playing on the Murex Manado beach during sunset

North Sulawesi is not just about water activities – the stunning scenery, incredible wildlife and unique culture will excite children and adults alike. Kids will love meeting the black macaques and tarsier monkeys which inhabit the Tangkoko National Park – and who doesn’t enjoy a lunchtime BBQ on the beach? Take a family trip to Mount Mahawu and stand on the rim of a real life volcano crater, jump into natural hot springs and watch mud bubbling out of the ground!

Mahawu Lokon volcano view

An easy hike up Mount Mahawu gives you amazing views of the crater

The Minahasan Highlands offer both scenery and culture. Visit traditional markets, waterfalls, burial sites, barter with the locals and see how traditional “knock down” houses are made. Visit Lake Tondano which is the largest lake in North Sulawesi or try Lake Linow which is known for its changing colors. There’s a lot to explore and we have professional tour guides who can tailor make day trips or half-day trips depending on what you want to see and the dynamics of your group.

Family holiday in Bunaken

Seeing Dolphins in Bunaken National Park is an amazing experience for children

Do you want to venture further afield? How about combining a stay on a Robinson Crusoe tropical Island with your family holiday in North Sulawesi? Murex Bangka’s white sand beach and aquamarine waters form a remote island getaway. The little ones will love building sand castles and investigating the rock pools at low tide. Pre-teens and teens can swim, snorkel, scuba dive or try out paddle boarding on calm flat seas. Take a family boat trip to the pristine white sand beaches on the tip of North Sulawesi, swim in breath taking lagoons and look out for dolphins jumping alongside the boat.

Family fun on beach in Bangka Island

Building sand animals on the beach in Bangka Island

However you choose to spend your time in North Sulawesi, our team will make you feel like part of the “Murex family” from the moment you arrive to the moment we have to say “Good bye”.

To make a reservation or an enquiry for your next family holiday contact us on:

We look forward to welcoming you to North Sulawesi soon.


Dive, Snorkel and Explore More with us in beautiful North Sulawesi.

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